Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

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The EU-funded ELUBSYS project developed a radically new approach to lubricating an aircraft’s turbine engines that reduces oil consumption. The innovation could result in more efficient jet engines that burn less oil and fuel – a boon for the airline industry and the environment. Read more
Increasing pressures on Europe’s marine and coastal areas, particularly around the Mediterranean and Black Seas, highlight the need for these areas to become more resilient to human activities and natural change. There is a large scientific research effort already underway to identify some of the environmental baselines, but the challenge now lies in turning that knowledge into effective decision-making. Read more
Understanding the cell changes associated with cancer will provide vital clues for both detecting and treating the disease. The EU-funded GlycoBioM project is contributing with tools to pinpoint disease indicators. And three years into the project, the team has already come up with a method to reduce false-positive cancer diagnoses. Read more
EU-funded researchers are bringing important in-flight aircraft testing technologies from the lab bench to the production line, for substantial cost, time and safety benefits. Read more
From 02/05/2014 to 15/06/2014
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme launches a public consultation to identify promising and potentially game-changing directions for future research in any technological domain. Read more
From 19/05/2014 to 20/05/2014
Bremen, Germany
2014 European Maritime Day will focus on “Innovation driving Blue Growth” and on this occasion the EU Commission Directorate General for Research and Innovation will be present through a thematic session on “Ocean technologies: an investment for sustainability”. Come and join us! Read more
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and the Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland (Galway) congratulate Magdi Birtha on becoming the first ever recipient of the international Carla Vlaskamp early career award. The award is given in recognition of the lifetime achievements of Professor Vlaskamp (University of Groningen) in placing a focus on the voice and rights of persons with profound intellectual disabilities. It enables a young researcher to present at the World Conference of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD). Read more
In the FET of Horizon 2020 interdisciplinarity is probably the key characteristic of the science and technology we are aiming to fund. But what is it? Read more